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Southern Pacific Freight Car Specification Sheet 7A

100 ton Covered Hoppers - 1968


Page 1

'Engineered' from Sheet 7 and the data from a photocopy of Sheet 7A


Page 2

Car Series
Numbers
SP & SSW
(Cotton Belt)
No.
of Cars
Capacity Loading Hatches Unloading Outlets Outside Dimensions Type of Car
Cubic Feet Nominal
Pounds
Average
Light
Weight
Average
Load Limit
See heavier Loading Footnote (1)
Pneumatic Gravity Length (2) Width Height
No. Inside Diameter No. Inside Diameter Height From Rail No. Opening Height From Rail
SP 491000
to 491059
58 3,960 200,000 45,500 217,500 10 30" 12 4½" 12½" 6 13" x 24" 10" 53' 10" 10' 8" 15' 0" Aluminum Centerflow
SP 496000
to 496199
197 4,460 190,000 68,200 194,800 3 (3) 6 6 1/16" 10 5/8 " 3 13" x 42" 10 5/8" 53' 10" 10' 8" 15' 1" Steel
SP 496200
to 496299
100 4,650 197,000 65,300 197,700 3 (3) 6 6 1/16" 10" 3 13" x 42" 10" 54' 9" 10' 8" 15' 1" Steel
SSW 76300
to 76499
200 4,650 197,000 65,100 197,900 3 (3) 6 6 1/16" 10" 3 13" x 42" 10" 54' 9" 10' 8" 15' 1" Steel
SSW 77700
to 77899
200 4,650 197,000 65,400 197,600 3 (5) 6 6 1/16" 10" 3 13" x 42" 10" 54' 9" 10' 8" 15' 6" Steel
SSW 77900
to 77999
100 4,785 195,000 67,400 195,600 3 2 x 10' 6" 6 6 1/16" 9 7/8" 3 34" x 31 5/8" (6) 9 7/8" 59' 3" 10' 8" 15' 1" Steel
SSW 79000
to 79039
40 3,960 200,000 46,800 216,200 5 30" 12 4½" 12½" 6 13" x 24" 10" 53' 9" 10' 8" 15' 0" Aluminum Centerflow
SSW 79300
to 79399
197 4,460 190,000 68,200 194,800 3 (3) 6 6 1/16" 10 5/8 " 3 13" x 42" 10 5/8" 53' 10" 10' 8" 15' 1" Steel
SSW 79400
to 79449
50 5,250 194,000 68,000 195,000 8 20" 8 6 1/16" 8" (Pneumatic Only) 58' 2" 10' 8" 15' 1" Steel
SSW 79450
to 79499
50 5,250 191,000 70,700 192,300 8 20" 8 6 1/16" 10" 4 13" x 42" 10" 58' 2" 10' 8" 15' 1" Steel
SSW 79800
to 79899
100 4,650 197,000 65,100 197,900 3 (3) 6 6 1/16" 10" 3 13" x 42" 10" 54' 9" 10' 8" 15' 1" Steel

Car Series
Numbers
SP & SSW
(Cotton Belt)
No.
of Cars
Capacity Loading Hatches Unloading Outlets Outside Dimensions Type of Car
Cubic Feet Nominal
Pounds
Average
Light
Weight
Average
Load Limit
See heavier Loading Footnote (1)
Pneumatic Gravity Length (2) Width Height
No. Inside Diameter No. Inside Diameter Height From Rail No. Opening Height From Rail
SP 490000
to 490099
100 3,219 194,000 67,700 195,300 10 30" (4) (4) (4) 6 13" x 24" 8" 49' 7" 10' 8" 13' 5" Steel
SP 492000
to 492039
40 4,000 200,000 57,900 205,100 10 30" 6 6 1/16" 14¼" 6 13" x 24" (7) 8" 49' 8" 10' 8" 14' 9" Stainless Steel
SP 493000
to 493400
399 3,920 195,000 66,700 196,300 10 30" 6 4½" 14 ¼" 6 13" x 24" (7) 8" 49' 9" 10' 7" 15' 0" Steel
SSW 76500
to 76549
50 3,219 195,000 67,300 195,700 10 30" 6 5" 8" 6 13" x 24" (7) 8" 49' 9" 10' 7" 13' 5" Steel
SSW 76550
to 76699
149 3,219 195,000 67,300 195,700 10 30" (Gravity Only) 6 13" x 24" 8" 49' 9" 10' 8" 13' 5" Steel
SSW 76700
to 76749
50 3,219 194,000 68,300 194,700 10 30" 6 5" 8" 6 13" x 24" (7) 8" 49' 9" 10' 8" 13' 5" Steel
SSW 76750
to 76799
50 3,219 194,000 68,300 194,700 10 30" (Gravity Only) 6 13" x 24" 8" 49' 9" 10' 8" 13' 5" Steel
SSW 79100
to 79299
191 3,920 190,000 66,100 196,900 10 30" 6 5" 8" 6 13" x 24" (7) 8" 49' 7" 10' 7" 15' 0" Steel

Total No. of Cars 2,223

  1. Heavier loads are permitted when shipments move only on Southern Pacific lines (including Cotton Belt) and certain connecting carriers. For information, contact your nearest Southern Pacific Traffic representative.

  2. Indicates coupled length of car.

  3. The two end hatches measure 20" x 15' 1¾", the center hatch 20" x 12' 7¾".

  4. Cars 490005, 490022, 490038, 490039, 490054, 490072 equipped with six 4½" dia. pneumatic unloading outlets, three each side of car.

  5. The two end hatches measure 20½" x 15' 2¼", center hatch 20" x 12' 8¼".

  6. Hopper openings are 34" x 31' 5/8", but the lading must flow around pneumatic device in hopper (See Fig.3). Working flow area is 664 square inches.

  7. Hopper openings are 13" x 24", but the lading must flow around pneumatic device in hopper (See Fig.3). Working flow area is 130 square inches.


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